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Cognitive Health of the Elderly
Cognitive Health of the Elderly

Author(s): Moumita Maity, Braun Mukhopadhyay
Subject(s): Individual Psychology, Cognitive Psychology
Published by: MedCrave Group Kft.
Keywords: Elderly; Cognitive function; Socio-demographic factors; Area of residence

Summary/Abstract: A substantial proportion of the world’s elderly population resides in the developing countries. It is noted that there has been an increase in longevity for these elderly and as a consequence their health profiles have changed. For example, it has been observed that increased longevity led to higher prevalence of age related neurological disorder like dementia. In India, community based studies on cognitive impairment and associated lifestyle factors are very few and such studies in the eastern part of the country is virtually lacking.

  • Issue Year: 1/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 1-8
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English